We had the good fortune of connecting with Sarah Turner and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sarah, putting aside the decision to work for yourself, what other decisions were critical to your success?
The number one thing that has contributed to my success is letting go of the old school ideas around how a business “should” be run and what success “should” look like. I’d argue there is a new way of doing work and it’s far more fulfilling. Meaning, you don’t have to work 40+ hours a week or constantly in competition to thrive.
Letting go of “shoulds” gave me a better work-life balance. And I’ve found building my business from a place of abundance to be much more enjoyable and profoundly rewarding. Operating from abundance includes focusing on collaboration over competition, and taking time to check into my with my intuition. Following what feels right has allowed success to come more easily. Also, empowering my employees to take ownership of projects, make mistakes, and grow.
Taking the time to ask: “Is this the *right* thing to do or something I believe I “should” do?” is a game-changer.
What should our readers know about your business?
Building my business is one of the most difficult things I do, but definitely one of the most rewarding. I realized over the years a lot of what made my work difficult was my own beliefs.
One of the beautiful things about entrepreneurship is there’s a major emphasis on personal development. As you work on yourself, not only do you reap the benefits personally, but your business also benefits.
I’m a copywriter and copywriting mentor. So my business serves two different types of people. I help doctors grow their practice and I helped people step into entrepreneurship with copywriting. While I love helping my doctors grow their practice my focus has definitely shifted to mentoring other copywriters. I absolutely love helping people build their own copywriting business, which gives them financial freedom, location independence, and the ability to shape their work around their life.
It’s my mission to demystify what it means to be an entrepreneur. Too many people think entrepreneurship is only for the bold and fearless. But entrepreneurship can be learned and cultivated – and we live in a world with limitless resources. Today’s access to information levels the playing field, but you have to believe it’s possible first.
I believe 9 to 5 jobs are no longer the best or safe option – and that this is great news! The innate philanthropist in me is thrilled to be part of a generation that can cross cultures and class levels more easily than ever before. I believe it’s my responsibility to share this with those who don’t see it yet. No more waiting for the government or major corporations to do what’s necessary. As an entrepreneur, you have the power to be the change you want to see in this world.
Accessibility to opportunities is at an all-time high, but we face one major problem – our own self-limiting beliefs. As a sovereign and dynamic human, you CAN live the life of your dreams. You CAN close the gap between who you are today and who you want to be, bit by bit. You just gotta reach out and take that next baby step.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
What I love most about L.A. is the variety of adventures you can go on. So when friends come to visit my favorite places to take them, include:
Paddleboarding in the marina.
Going on a sail in the marina and Santa Monica Bay.
Rock climbing in Malibu Creek.
Catching a sunset and appetizers at Elephante.
Grabbing brunch at FIA.
Doing acro-yoga at the Original Muscle beach.
Watching skateboarders and roller skaters on Sundays at the Venice skatepark.
Then walking over to the canals and grabbing food at Great White.
And when the world is open… Catching the Tuesday night Neal Brennan and Friends standup at the WestSide Comedy Club. It’s small, intimate, and only ~$15 – and you get to see some huge names like Larry David, Tyler Perry, and of course, the brilliant Neal Brennan. The burlesque show at Harvard and Stone. And if you appreciate strong and powerful women, Jumbo’s Clown Room.
There’s so much to do in L.A. this is just a tiny taste!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’ve only gotten to where I am today with the help and support of so many. But I definitely want to take the time to thank my dear friend, Emily. She has helped me so much in both business and in life. Emily shows me my blind spots and helps me love parts of myself I didn’t think were lovable. We’ve worked on many meaningful projects together. I’m especially proud of our mindset course we recently released.